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This scale model of the Battle of Waterloo is the largest in Europe

We’ve all learned about the Battle of Waterloo in school, but this scale model of the famous challenge is definitely the way to learn about famous battles of history! This 20-year project is from Napoleon-enthusiast Albert Diks, now owner of Castell d’Emporda, a restored 14th century castle in Spain. Being fascinated by castles as a young boy, Diks and his wife came upon Castell d’Emporda in 1999 and set to restore it. In 2001 the castle was reopened as a hotel and Diks’ incredible scale model took a permanent place in the castle.

It’s now a popular attraction for guests and Diks is already in talks for his model to play a part in the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo in 2015.

This scale model uses 2,000 army soldiers, along with 500 horses, plus tiny, hand-painted battle equipment.

Via Nuvo Magazine

Scale model of the Battle of Waterloo
Scale model of the Battle of Waterloo
Scale model of the Battle of Waterloo
Scale model of the Battle of Waterloo

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